Haslemere in old picture postcards

Haslemere in old picture postcards

Auteur
:   Annette Booth
Gemeente
:  
Provincie
:   Surrey
Land
:   United Kingdom
ISBN13
:   978-90-288-6140-4
Pagina's
:   80
Prijs
:   EUR 16.95 Incl BTW *

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69 This 1907 postcard by Frith is entitled 'Hindhead, Punch Bowl, The Broom Squire's Cottages'. There were some eight families living in the Punch Bowl, who made brooms from birch and heather gathered locally. These broomsquires, as they were known, provided nearly every householder with brooms and sometimes sold entire cartloads to one customer. Gertrude Jekyll, writing in 1904, says: 'One for many years has supplied me with a regular yearly four dozen birch and rwo dozen heath.' At the time this postcard was published you could purchase a dozen birch brooms for the equivalent of 17Y2 pand a dozen heather for 12 V2 p.

Many were sold in London, where they were used as crossing sweepers. In the foreground of the picture is the local milkman, making bis rounds with pails suspended from a yoke.

70 A busy posteard, by 1904 standards, of what was then known as Huts Corner, Hindhead. The Royal Huts Hotel ean be seen on the right, while on the left W Rollason's HindheadTea and Refreshment Rooms beekons the weary travelIer with its sign advertising 'Cadbury's Chocolate' . Onee in

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